Kogi Tragedy: Governor Bello Declares Two-Day Mourning

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Scene of the Tanker explosion in Lokoja, Kogi State, September 23,2020. Photo credit: Channelstv
Kogi Tragedy: Governor Bello Declares Two-Day Mourning - Vantage News Nigeria
Scene of the Tanker explosion in Lokoja, Kogi State, September 23,2020. Photo credit: Channelstv

The Governor Yahaha Bello-led Kogi State Government has declared a two-day mourning to honour victims of Wednesday’s Lokoja tanker explosion.

In a statement issued by the state Commissioner for Information and Communication, Kingsley Fanwo, the government urged the people to be deep in sober reflection and stand together for one another to pull out of the agonizing loss.

The explosion which claimed over 23 lives happened on Wednesday, September 23, in the Felele area, Lokoja, the state capital.

Among the victims of the disaster are primary and secondary students, residents, passers-by, and students of Kogi State Polytechnic.

Fanwo said, “As a result of the importance placed on the lives of our people, the government has declared a two-day state mourning to honor the departed souls”

He also stated that the government wishes to reiterate her call on road users to act responsibly in order to avert unfortunate situations that simple care and caution could have averted.

The statement also revealed that full investigations will be carried out to determine the cause of the painful incident.

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